Double bill of football action

TWO matches involving the area’s senior football teams are scheduled to take place tonight (Wednesday).

Top of the bill is Hastings United’s trip to Croydon Athletic in a real six-pointer at the foot of the Ryman League Premier Division.

Hastings have slipped into the four relegation places after a dreadful run of form, while Croydon - who are likely to field ex-Hastings striker Frankie Sawyer - are bottom of the table.

Jason Hopkinson will be desperately hoping to end his three-match winless run since taking over from Tony Dolby as Hastings manager.

Elsewhere, Sidley United will host Westfield in round one of the Hastings & District FA Senior Cup - a match put back 24 hours from Tuesday to give the Gullivers pitch more time to dry out.

Sidley have been going well in Division One of the Sussex County League and Westfield are up to fourth in Division Two. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

The results of both games will appear on this website tonight.